Atty. Gregorio Rafael P. Bueta
Purpose of Measurement:
Understanding the Problem, Solution Sets and Impact Potential
This report provides a survey of regional efforts to recognize and address the issues of pollution and waste management, including progress on the ratification and acceptance of the Basel Ban Amendment in ASEAN Member States. National laws and policies on the waste trade are examined, with a particular focus on the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia. Regional documents, declarations and mechanisms from the ASEAN are also analyzed. Based on these, the report argues that the broad ASEAN and bilateral initiatives, and trends in national action provide ample legal justifications for stronger regional action against the global waste trade.